Results about: DNA

A high resolution description of the structure and dynamics of proteins is a very useful tool to study the properties and the function of these important biomacromolecules and, most importantly, to understand how changes in sequence or environment can lead to disease.

Big Data analysis identifies new cancer risk genes

Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in collaboration with IRB Barcelona, developed a new method to systematically identify genes contributing to heritable cancer risk.

The study, published in Nature Communications, is a success story for data sharing and openness in science.

Fran Supek: “Scientific research is like solving a Rubik's cube”

The video series Meet Our Scientists  presents Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science group at IRB Barcelona.

In the video “Solving the riddle of DNA”, Supek highlights the role played by the DNA spellchecker in repairing damage to the genome.

Researchers identify the component that allows a lethal type of bacteria to spread resistance to antibiotics

Scientists at IRB Barcelona identify a key component of the machinery that allows Staphylococcus aureus to transfer genes that confer antibiotic resistance. 

Infection by antibiotic-resistant S. aureus is a serious threat in hospitals worldwide.

Halting the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is one of the strategies available to tackle hospital infections.